Creative workshops on gardening

Gardening workshop at Squire's in Washington SUS-150826-123814001
Gardening workshop at Squire's in Washington SUS-150826-123814001

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to learn a new skill? Is your garden or home looking a little bare and needs a pop of colour? Would you like to get creative in a fun and relaxed environment?

Then why not come along to one of Squire’s Garden Centres ever-popular Gardening Workshops. The first one is on February 19 (10am or 2pm) when the theme is to plant an ‘Early Spring Trug’, which you can fill with bulbs, primroses, ivy and euonymus to bring some early Spring colour to your home or garden. At only £20 it’s great value, as the cost of the container, compost and plants alone would come to more than this, plus you also get a complimentary tea or coffee in the Café Bar afterwards!

Squire’s Gardening Workshops are held on the third Friday of every month, at 10am and 2pm.

They are great fun and suitable for everyone, from gardening novices to the more experienced gardener. The workshop lasts 1-2 hours and includes tuition and all the materials you need to create your masterpiece to bring home and enjoy for months to come, plus a complimentary tea or coffee in the Café Bar afterwards. Advanced booking is required.

Gardening Workshops also make a great gift experience for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or even as an Easter gift. To book visit the Squire’s Information Desk or call your local centre (excludes Chertsey), details of which can be found at

Gardening workshops:

n Friday February 19: Early Spring Trug - Add colour to your garden with a wicker trug filled with bulbs, primroses, ivy & euonymus. Cost: £20.

n Friday March 18: Terracotta Herb Bowl- Enjoy growing and using your own selection of herbs planted in a terracotta bowl. Cost: £30.

n Friday April 15: Wildlife Pot - Attract more wildlife to your garden with a beautiful pot filled with cottage garden plants and wildflowers. Cost: £25.

n Friday May 20: Large Summer Hanging Basket - Plant a 40cm hanging basket lined with moss and filled with 9 plants of your choice, plus a feature plant, adding instant colour to your garden Cost: £25.

n Friday June 17: Tropical pot: Plant a striking container using a spider plant, new guinea impatiens, patio plants, begonias and either a canna lily or banana plant. These plants will look beautiful in a brightly coloured 38cm lightweight pot. Cost: £25.

n Friday July 15: Dry Loving Plant Sink: Create impact with a lightweight reproduction sink planter. Choose from a wide selection of alpines and finish off with stylish alpine grit. This planter will be happy in the sunniest of spots in your garden. Cost: £25

Report and picture contributed by Samantha Cuthbert.